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vaggelis fragiadakis
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I am an eclectic photographer, responding to the beauty, the humor and the tragedy I see in the world around me. Among the variety of subjects I have shot, over the years I have found myself repeatedly drawn to create images of “street people”. These people are not just a group or mass or statistic, but are individuals like the rest of us, each wearing his own life on his face.

Though occasionally I will take an anonymous shot from a distance, I prefer to approach a person, learn a little about him, and with his permission take a series of shots hoping to capture some aspect of his reality in one of the portraits. I like to get close, to a person whom many other avoid. The black and white versions reveal the critical essence through their emphasis on shadows, light and contrast. For me the faces are both beautiful with their humanity, and frightening with their hopelessness. I want to share them with the world, both as my art, and as a visceral reminder-- we are all but one bit of bad luck away from this state.

ps:I take my photos with my camera; I work on them on my computer using Photoshop CS4; I use any and every tool in PS, as i see it appropriate to create what appeals to me, what touches me; what I like... whatever tool I use, I apply my soul and my heart with it... all I hope for, is that my photos appeal to you, touch you , as they do me....

Current Residence: The Netherlands

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WWinchester1986 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
Vaggelis. ♥
scheinbar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!!!
Csipesz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:party::cake: Many Happy Solar Returns of the Day, Squire :cake::party:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy BIrthday, Vaggelis :iconcakeplz:
VeryBadGirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Happy Birthday, dearest Vaggelis! :heart: :hug:
Bizriart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
happy birthday .. i wish you all the best
Dieffi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
(((Cheers!! XD))) by LOVEMAYU     Happy birthday by Digithalie       (((Cheers!! XD))) by LOVEMAYU       

:iconpianohappyplz: :iconrockonplz:Band by LOVEMAYU :iconcrazysoloplz: :iconmuzikplz:

:iconcakecookieplz::iconballoonsplz:(((Happy Birthday!!))) by LOVEMAYU :iconballoonsplz2::iconcakecookieplz:
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
LucTriekels Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this kind of photographs!
Sanjunin49 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do wonderful photographs. The seascapes and skies are beyond words.
robertcicheckiart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav!   *
k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watching kind Sir. Kim by k-i-mm-i-e  
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